PAs with experience in Learning Difficulties required in Leeds 8 (LS8) for 10 yrs old boy

Job details
Posting date: 24 October 2020
Salary: £9.18 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 22 November 2020
Location: LS8 2QZ
Company: UKCIL
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: LS8-2477-1127

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UKCIL Job Reference: 8f7711f4We are looking for a personal assistant (PA) to support our energetic 10 year-old son to access activities in the community and at home when required. Activities that he enjoys include trampolining, going to the park, swimming, and going to playgroup if the opportunity presents itself. Some occasional personal care may be required. 12 hours per week to be worked a by each PA on flexible terms with agreement with the employer. There will be also additional 10 hours available during school holidays. Please note that our son needs 2:1, so we are seeking to recruit 2 PAs at least.Our son displays challenging behaviour. Therefore, experience of working with children with autism is essential. You must be mindful of the fact that he has very little awareness of danger when out and about; and it is important to have both eyes on him at all times and hold his hand particularly when crossing the road. You must also have an ability to deal with difficult situations caused by his behaviour when they arise. Patience, understanding and trustworthiness are very important. He loves music so this position may be particularly attractive to someone with an interest in the piano or music more generally. TasksProvide support to James achievable sustainable routinesEnsure my son is supervised and safe at all timesSupport my son with activities as discussed with meSupport my son to build their social skillsSUPERVISION My personal assistant will be directed by and accountable to me in all aspects of their work. He / She must always ask what I require and not make assumptions about any aspect of the assistance I need or how it should be carried out. She should not carry out tasks unless we have first discussed it. ServicesMeal PreparationSocial + Leisure activitiesSupport to remain independentTrainingEssential PA GuideSafeguarding Adults/ChildrenUnderstanding challenging behaviourFirst AidAutism / AspergersTransportationFull UK driving licenseOwn personal car

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